The Point Before Light Disappears


an exhibition by Hey Ripley

For her first solo exhibition, Hey Ripley materializes her experience of being underwater. The dynamics of color and light in the depths of the sea produce luminous ephemera creating shadows, tint, and highlights. Water absorbs different wavelengths of light at different degrees. As you descend deeper into the sea, certain colors disappear, relative to its wavelength and energy. In an attempt to capture that moment before you reach the point where light disappears, there is a mesmerizing brilliance, imagery so delicate to harness. This moment is encapsulated in resin pieces, a material that requires sharp calculation and gentle technique. Her process tells us of how light and dark coexist to be able to create beauty, a dichotomy that is intertwined and cannot be separated from one another.



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Hey Ripley is Clarissa Gonzalez, a multi-disciplinary artist and designer from Manila. She has a fascination with color and light and seeks to explore its nuances through various mediums, ranging from sculpture to motion graphics. She is also part of the art collective Mvltiverse, which seeks to create new forms of the moving image through live performance, new media & installations.

*All pieces available to view at our space in Escolta.